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How to Install Android 4.2.2 AOSP Jelly Bean Final ROM on HTC Desire Z

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install Android 4.2.2 AOSP Jelly Bean ROM on HTC Desire Z. Please read every line carefully below. We suggest, read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.

To Remember:

  • This Android 4.2.2 AOSP Jelly Bean ROM tutorial is only for HTC Desire Z. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • This is not an official HTC software update. This is a custom third-party ROM.
  • Bootloader should be unlocked. How? –> How to Unlock Bootloader of HTC Phones.
  • Make sure ClockworkMod Recovery is installed on your phone.

If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Android 4.2.2 AOSP ROM and Google Apps for HTC Desire Z to your computer.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your HTC Desire Z USB (mass) memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded Android 4.2.2 ROM zip file and Google Apps file to your SD card. Make sure the files are in the SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone.

Step 5 – Now to get in the Bootloader Mode. Turn ON the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Down + Power buttons.

Step 6 – Follow the navigation instructions on the screen. Select BOOTLOADER and then go to RECOVERY.

Step 7 – In ClockworkMod recovery, wipe data first. Then scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the Power button to select it.

Step 8 – Press the Power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”.

Step 9 –Now using your volume keys, navigate to Android 4.2.2 ROM zip file and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

NOTE: Repeat the same step for the Google Apps file as well.

Step 10 – After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu. The phone will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.

That’s it! Your HTC Desire Z should now have Android 4.2.2 AOSP Jelly Bean installed on your phone! Go to Settings >About phone to verify.

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Have fun playing with it! If you have any issues, please post them up in the comments below!

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Haris lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

1 Comment

  1. Unfortunately, the ROM is no longer available at uploadingit. Does anybody have a new, working link? I’d really like to update my HTC Desire Z to 4.something.

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